Friday, July 4, 2008

Monkey on the Fence

The fence that divides our yard from our neighbors was the perfect place to hang the Monkey Socks today when I wanted to photograph them. I have been having fun knitting these socks once I got the yarn sorted out. It is such a fun and interesting pattern. The heel is sort of baggy.
I am hoping that it will block nicely and be a better fit. Here is a close up of the stitch pattern. My camera cooperated today! Yaaaay! Close-ups are usually not a thing I can accomplish!
Ok, this next shot is crooked so you can see a bit of the trees in my neighborhood. These trees are on the other side of our house, too. Even closer, though. So you can imagine my nervousness when there is a wind storm!! A big piece of one them fell into our backyard only a couple of months ago.
Other acquisitions....the cute knitting bag is from Josh and Lizzie. They honeymooned on the Oregon Coast and found this little basket bag in a shop there. Perfect for a pair of socks in the works! The mag from the UK and Charlene Schurch & Beth Parrotts' Little Box of Socks is a purchase I made today in Seattle when my sweet hubby and I went for a nice knitting drive. No, I didn't say I "knit and drive". He did the driving. I did the knitting. A knitting drive! Sounds more exciting than "a knitting ride", don't you think?
As soon as I get wedding pics, I will post them, I promise. The wedding was wonderful, marvelous and more. But I will wait to tell about it until I have photos.

Happy Independence Day, and happy knitting!!


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PS....sorry for the advertising. But whoa! Good deals like that can't be ignored, right? Right?

3 comments:

tina said...

Well hurry up with the photos already! :) You know I'm a sucker for wedding pics! So glad to hear it was lovely AND that the honeymooners brought back knit related gifts. You have clearly raised them well!

Corinne said...

I love it when you use words like "acquisitions". That's my Mom! :)

Jenni said...

that pretty much looks like our yard. I used to worry when I heard trees fall over. Now I don't pay much attention. We watch the ones that can fall on things and don't worry about the others. (I live in a forest)